The Reds defender has been an indispensable player for Jurgen Klopp’s side since his arrival at Anfield.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has issued an end-of-season update, posting on his Twitter account, and many Reds fans – as well as teammate Georginio Wijnaldum – responded with delight.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges have enjoyed a superb season, winning their sixth European Cup by overcoming the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League before beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final.
In the Premier League, meanwhile, they fought one of the most epic title battles in English football history as they tussled with Manchester City right until the final day, their gargantuan tally of 97 points falling just short of the Etihad Stadium side’s 98 points.
The Dutchman has been a revelation since joining the Reds from Southampton in January 2018 for a reported £75million fee, an outlay of money which initially drew criticism from some quarters.
However, in a short space of time, Van Dijk proved a key component in transforming a shaky Liverpool defence into a solid, tight-knit unit, the team reaching the Champions League final that summer and going from strength to strength in the following 12 months.
Here is what the 27-year-old tweeted:
And here is some of the response by the Anfield faithful, as well as Wijnaldum posting what could very well be his favourite GIF:
Please two foot me xx— Josh (@KloppStyle) June 14, 2019
Ffs I thought this was going to be you announcing you’re leaving for Real don’t do that to us Virg— Hasan Al-Habib (@AlhasanAlHabib3) June 14, 2019
Top man, enjoy your break.— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) June 14, 2019
Love you king— (@bubbIxs) June 14, 2019
Enjoy your well deserved break Virg— LFCVine (@LFCVine) June 14, 2019
So glad to have such an incredible player like you who truly loves this club. Thank you for making our dreams possible!— 6 TIMES (@CalvesLikeShaq) June 14, 2019
You define the word “colossus”, as it’s exactly how you’ve been for us since you’ve been a red. I love you with all of my heart and soul and I will protect you and the boys at all costs. I’m ready for yet another memorable season for all of the right reasons. ❤️— Adetokunbo (@aadetokunbo) June 14, 2019
You may be the best defender to have blessed the game, but goddamnit i think you’re even better a person.— Taran Anand (@Tarananandism) June 14, 2019
What a gem of a lad we have in our gem of a club. ♥️
Man I don’t even love my girl as much as I love you— good boy turned trash (@chibix12) June 14, 2019
You’ve brought so much happiness to my life since 2018.
Enjoy your break brother ❤️— DJ (@Super7lfc) June 14, 2019